A Gift of Dance in Celebration of International Women's Day, Canada

Banafsheh accepts Woman of the Year 2010 with a NAMAH performance. The Iranian Women’s Association awards Banafsheh Sayyad the Woman of the Year award for 2010, as part of the International Woman’s Day Celebration. As the Keynote Performance of the Celebration program, Banafsheh and NAMAH will present exubernat mystical dances from their repertoire. They are joined by celebrated musician, Tony Khalife and honorary MC, the legendary artist, Parviz Sayyad.
NAMAH dancers are Kelly Archbold, Shannon D’Souza, Roxanne Onofre and Banafsheh Sayyad.

Mirror with NAMAH, Germany

At the intersection of art and spirituality comes two evenings of wild and whirling dance, ground-breaking drums and Rumi’s evocative poetry. This is a well-established collection of masters, seasoned from years together, all at the top of their game. Mirror features Banafsheh, her dance company NAMAH and music from the world renowned ZARBANG Trio with special guest, the virtuoso Greek musician, Matthaios Tsahouridis on the Pontic Lyra.

Merging contemporary dance with ancient Sufi ritual, Persian dance, Tai Chi and Flamenco, Banafsheh’s choreography takes the audience on a journey into the mysteries of being alive and living from the heart, accompanied by ZARBANG’s hypnotic wall of sound. Mirror reflects our common human experience where, we don’t see ourselves as we really are, in the full glory and majesty that lies beyond self-interested egoism, which is wreaking havoc in our world today.

NAMAH is Kelly Archbold, Shannon D’Souza, Roxanne Onofre and Banafsheh Sayyad

ZARBANG Trio is Hakim Ludin with Behnam and Reza Samani